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Sep 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT
saturday stump, the candidates were in fund raising mode. both president obama and mitt romney spent time fund raising in an effort to pump up their campaign war chest, with just 45 days remaining before the election. brian mooar, nbc news. >> mitt romney was at an event here on the peninsula. at a private home in hillsborough. he raised millions of dollars which he will will likely spend in the battleground states. both troe testers and romney sue 0 porters lined the street near the fund-raiser. >> he has a track record of success in terms of business and governance. >> the event was co-hosted by george schultz and meg whitman. romney's california tour continues, he's now in san diego. >>> on the other side of the aisle, house minority leader nancy pelosi was also home in the bay area today. of she made a stop at barack obama's campaign ofsz in san francisco. she expressed the importance of winning back the house majority. she also says democrats in the state need to get involved and use their political power to reelect the president. >> we don't take anything for granted, but we kn
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Sep 22, 2012 8:00pm PDT
leader nancy pelosi was back home in the bay area today. she made a stop at president barack obama's campaign office in san francisco and talked about the importance of winning back the house majority. she said it's crucial democrats in the state get involved and use the political power to re-elect president obama. >> we don't take anything for granted, but we know that if we do our work door to door, three by three, neighborhood by neighborhood, precinct by precinct, district by district, it is there for us to win. >> her visit comes just one day after she and dozen of democrats took to the steps of the u.s. capitol to urge republicans to stay in session and deal with unfinished business. congress went on its election break at its earliest point for decades in session for eight days. conversely the day before republicans called on the democratically controlled senate stay in session as well. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney headed to san diego today for fund-raiser. yesterday he was in the bay area doing the very same thing. most of that money, of course, will be us
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Sep 5, 2012 8:30pm PDT
obama. these are pictures just moments ago inside that convention center in charlotte, north carolina. mr. clinton and mr. obama together on stage following clinton's speech. you see the warm embrace there, perhaps to say thank you. clinton's speech electrified the crowd. >> are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> also speaking tonight, former san francisco district attorney carmella harris considered to be a rising star in the party. she's now state's attorney general and was also asked to address the delegates. she wasted no time going after mitt romney. >> mitt romney sub describes to the cynical logic that says the american dream belongs to some of us and not all of us. >> our coverage continues of the dnc tonight on our 11:00 newscast. >>> former alameda county supervisor facing more problems tonight. the 41-year-old has been charged with child felony and child endangerment charges. police were called to a home in orange last week where lockyer and her 9-year-old son were visiting.
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the democrats. last tuesday it was ann romney, tonight it was michelle obama's turn to talk to the nation about her husband. she says barack obama as president is still the same man with the family values she fell in love with. >> we must work like never before. and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward, my husband, our president, barack obama. >> comments brought a lot of people to their feet and tears. steve handlesman has more on the message the first lady and other democrats delivered during day one of the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> we're here! >> the women of america are h e here. >> reporter: from their convention tonight they turned to first lady michelle obama who was worried about going to the white house. >> i loved our life with our girls and i deeply loved the man i built that life with, i didn't want that to change if he became president. >> reporter: the president watched from the white house with their daughters. keynote speaker san antonio mayor juli
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Sep 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
>>> right now at 5:00, president obama continues to fire back at the gop following the republican national convention. the latest jabs from the campaign trail. >>> and we catch up with a bay area delegate just days before he attends the democratic national convention. >>> and two bay area homes gutted by a major blaze. how a local firehouse could have made a difference. >>> good evening, to you, i'm kris sanchez, diane is off tonight. we begin tonight with decision 2012. just days before the democratic national convention, republican presidential nominee mitt romney is comparing president barack obama to a failed football coach, but as nbc's steve handelsman reports, the president is firing back as the contest moves to big battleground states. >> reporter: starting a preconvention tour of swing states, president obama went to iowa, where he got his first win in '08 on his way to the democratic nomination. so, he asked, did you watch the republican convention? >> don't boo. vote! >> reporter: mr. obama charged mitt romney and paul ryan offered an obsolete message that lacks specifi
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Sep 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
carolina. the site of the democratic national convention where president obama says he will offer what he calls a better path forward. nbc's steve handelsman is in charlotte with the latest. >> reporter: arriving in charlotte for the democratic convention delegates from florida will boost their efforts in the biggest battle ground. >> florida is a tough state. it's going to be down to the wire. >> reporter: >> what is nice about the convention it wraps everybody up. >> reporter: charlotte has become a kind of obama fest. >> we're very excited. students in general. >> reporter: college democrats in town grateful the president kept rates low on student loans. >> he helped him, i'll help him. we're in this together. >> reporter: president obama is crisscrossing battle ground states on the way to charlotte. today colorado talking about his gm and chrysler bailouts. >> i bet on american workers and american manufacturing and today the u.s. auto industry has come roaring back. >> reporter: he defended obama care. >> i don't know exactly what the other side's proposing, i guess you call cowl
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
from democrats who will say president obama has moved the country forward, including mitt romney's successor, massachusetts governor deval patrick. he'll give romney credit for creating an obama-like health plan, but that's all. >> the rest of his record doesn't fit the story he's selling right now. we were 347th in the nation in job creation when he left office. >> reporter: a up-and-coming democrat, julian castro, is tonight's keynote speaker, the same role that put president obama in the spotlight eight years ago. >> the most challenging part isn't the speech itself. it's the enormity of the crowd and the arena. and so we spend a little time here getting used to it. >> reporter: the focus tonight will be on first lady michelle obama. democrats hope her popularity will draw on the fence voters. >> she'll tell the story of what he's done for this country and how she's been with him and seen him take these swift actions to help restore economic security. >> reporter: vice president biden arrives today. the president campaigning in norfolk today arrives wednesday. also today, delega
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
launch a relatively unknown barack obama into the spotted light. could we see the same tonight. . >> this guy did train there in the bay area as an undergraduate. he only got there because of affirmative action, he said his s.a.t.s weren't really good enough to go to stanford. but joaquin castro and julio castro the twins went on to go to law school, one's running for congress and the brother who gives the keynote address tonight is the mayor of san antonio, texas and they say their story the like barack obama, he went to harvard law and he gave the keynote address, and they're julio is going say with a strong endorsement tonight that america should re-elect barack obama. but all that said, despite the bay area connection, it's got to be michelle obama who's going to really fire up these democrats tonight, and they hope, outside of this hall, despite of the fact that the economy did not fire up today and that plagued barack obama. >> well now come to order. >> reporter: the democratic convention began in charlotte without president obama. he went to norfolk and did not mention
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Sep 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
this election year and this report could hurt any momentum president obama gained following that democratic convention. rep kuublicans are going to use this as proof the economy is not improving quickly enough. as president obama leaves charlotte for a campaign event in new hampshire, he's preparing to encounter bad news about the jobs created last month. >> 100,000 jobs, that's a disappointment. expectation was somewhere between 125,000 and 150,000. >> reporter: equally concerning for economists is the unemployment rate. it dipped slightly to 8.1% as more people gave up on finding a job. vice presidential candidate paul ryan is blaming president obama. >> this is not even close to what a recovery looks like. we would need to actually have 150,000 jobs created just to keep pace with population growth. this is not what president obama promised. >> reporter: already mitt romney's campaign has released 15 ads in eight key states attacking obama's jobs record. >> this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. >> reporter: president obama's top ec
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Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are increasingly using their facebook page and other social media sites as campaign tools. from most users, researchers say political material is just a small portion of what they post and read. only 36% of those surveyed said social networking sites are very important or somewhat important in keeping up with political views. >>> and you can bet the social networks will be buzzing with political chatter tonight. first lady michelle obama will take center stage at the democratic national convention, just about two hours from now. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is live in charlotte, north carolina. steve, the bar is high for this speech. >> reporter: thanks, janelle. good evening from the dnc. democrats hope michelle obama helps. they know the polls are close. they know the president's likability, according to the polls, has been fading in the past few days. they hope social networks help. they've actually been posting some -- no surprise about this -- favorable tweets up on the big screens here at the dnc. the whole point is to tr
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> it wasn't president obama and it wasn't mitt romney. but a presidential candidate did pack the house in oakland tonight. >> government's not supposed to be run like a business. >> yes, that is roseanne barr and she's laying out her platform to the people at oaksterdam. we asked her, is she serious? >>> also, cell phone video shows the midair meltdown that landed a model in jail. find out why passengers had their hands full for more than three hours. >>> these pictures are proof water once flowed on the red planet. we will tell you why. >>> we may have a little bit of water on that seven-day forecast. we'll be tracking our next chance of showers. right now it's all about the warmup inland temperatures on friday in the mid-90s, that's going to produce some poor air quality for this weekend. i'll let you know when we could hit 100 degrees coming up in a few. >>> new at 11:00 tonight from comedian to leader of the free world? a woman known for making people laugh is hoping you'll send her to the white house. roseanne barr is running for president, and pot is part of her platform. i
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for the white house switched today to foreign policy. president obama is about to address the united nations focusing on the weigh of anti-american violence that he called a bump in the road. mitt romney argued it's no bump but a crisis that could have been managed better. nbc steve handelsman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama headed to new york with critics asailing his priorities. he'll make another candidate appearance instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who angered democrats by publicly demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes," the president seemed to dismiss netanyahu has noise. >> any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claimed what the president meant was -- >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance his real security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue
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Sep 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
what mitt romney had to say today about president obama's health care plan. >>> also, a car slams into a piz pizza parlor in southern california today killing three people. investigators say they know what happened. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> a crash in los angeles early this morning killed three young people. it happened when a driver lost control of his car, flipped over, and then crashed into a pizza parlor and hit a gas main. witnesses say the fire went so fast, and was so hot the victims didn't have a chance to escape. >> when i was calling 911, you could see that the driver -- he was screaming for help. >> the driver was going about 80 miles an hour, according to police, in a 35 miles a
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama is widening his lead. the pew research center shows the president is up 8 points. it shows him leading in several categories including who is honest and truthful, who is a strong leader, and who can deal with taxes better. nbc bay area steve handelsman joins us in washington, d.c. this evening. steve, especially after mitt romney's tax comments and the secret videotape, the tax debate is taking center stage now, isn't it? >> that's right, raj. a lot of republicans are upset. but mitt romney is resisting the demands of many in his own party who have seen the polls, who have watched the video, and who are pushing hard to have their candidate show more warmth and more sympathy to voters who don't want to be told their wrong for using government benefits like social security. mitt romney went to atlanta and stood up to his critics on the issue that has put his campaign in crisis. the record number of americans entitled to government benefits. romney blamed barack obama, who he noted in the late 1990s said he favored government redistributing wealth. >> that will kill the americ
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Sep 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
obama? literally. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> outrage over a controversial film made in the u.s. continues to spread around the world as federal officials question a convicted felon in california who may have helped to make that movie. dozens of anti-american protests and demonstrations are being held around the world. and tonight, there are still many questions about that movie that led to the violence and the attack in libya which claimed the lives of four americans. nbc bay area's kimberly thieri has the latest. >> reporter: the california man behi
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
continue tonight. president obama is in ohio on the attack against china's trade policies that he says harms u.s. auto workers. and gop candidate mitt romney talked about how he could improve the economy and add 12 million new jobs. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is live in washington with the very latest for us. good evening, steve. >> reporter: hi, janelle. thanks. mitt romney trying to change things up a bit, because frankly, he can look at the calendar. he can look at the polls and see time might be rung out for him in places like florida and virginia and ohio. trailing in state, he needs to win. with conflict reported inside his campaign, mitt romney tried something new, more specific. >> and i'll pursue a 5% cut in nonsecurity discretionary spending on my first day in office, eliminating programs that are not absolutely essential, and also cutting subsidies for things like amtrak and corporation for public broadcasting. >> reporter: romney denied disarray in his headquarters. in an interview with telemundo's jose diaz bellart to air on noticiero. >> these stories take aye away f
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Sep 24, 2012 11:00am PDT
43 days away. early voting by mail is under way in two dozen states. president obama meets with the united nations while mitt romney's camp is hoping for a fresh start. romney kicked off a tour of ohio this morning. romney wants to shift the conversation back to jobs and economy and leadership after last week's release of the secret videotape. he wants to focus on more tax information. he gave his taxes out. he is hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we will give him that chance on november 6th. >> president obama releasing a tv ad blasting romney for criticizing 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes without coming clean of his own. the first debate is set for october 3rd. >>> international news now. a chinese factory that makes parts for the iphone 5 is shutting down. >> our scott mcgrew says it is hard to get details about what actually happened. >> it is. bloggers are saying the fight involved as many as 2,000 workers and interrupted they say after a foxco
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, president obama declares justice will be done after a deadly attack at the u.s. embassy in libya. what we're learning tonight about the ambassador killed and his connections to the bay area. >>> we've uncovered more information about the anti-muslim video inciting all the violence in the middle east. and the video is so controversial, it's being blacked out in some countries. the story in your international headlines, next. >>> the wait is almost over for that new iphone. the iphone 5. but is the rush to get this new phone slowing down? back in a moment. most paints have color that sits on the surface. but nothing beats benjamin moore's color lock technology that locks color right in, no matter how often you wash it. color lock technology. exclusively from your benjamin moore retailer. win a design consultation with me, candice olson, at benjaminmooresweeps.com. >>> flags over the u.s. capital at half staff tonight in honor of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans killed during an attack on a diplomatic post in libya. house speaker john beoehner ordered the flags lower
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
tragic death in a car crash after a wild night on a party bus. >>> tough talk. president obama speaks out about the violence in the middle east. >>> and self-driving cars. they get out of the lab and on the bay area streets. the new law making robo cars street legal. >>> how soon will we see the bridges across the bay area? a hazy start. we will check in with christina loren with the forecast for today. you are watching nbc bay area. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. marla is off today. >> i'm jon kelley. it is a crash that changed one family's life forever and a push to change the law. >> that family is praising lawmakers and the governor for creating tougher restricts for party buses. we have christie smith who spoke with the family about the reaction to the new law. >> reporter: good morning, laura. doug and linda studebaker wrapped up the press conference. their 19-year-old son was killed after partying on a party bus. today, they are celebrating preside the fact that governor jerry brown signed the bill into law. it is called the brett studebaker law.
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
nominate president barack obama. it's a dramatic shift from four years ago when he campaigned furiously for his wife. steve is live with more for us. good evening, steve. >> reporter: let's go back four years ago to talk about a change that will look pretty different that they've had to make today. four years ago when barack obama gave his first acceptance speech, it was grand, some said grand yois, outdoors at mile high stadium in denver. this year these democrats dream and hope that something similar, and without it they say it can't happen. president obama arrived in charlotte as the news spread. he'll give a speech thursday night, the high point of the dnc, in the main convention venue, time warner arena, not in bank of america stadium that's three times larger but exposed. the chance of rain is 30% to 40%. >> clearly team obama felt that having this thing drenched in a thunderstorm outweighed the benefits they got in denver for a big outdoor crowd. clint eastwood showed them when it's undercut by circumstances. >> reporter: republicans charge democrats just couldn't fill the stadiu
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
cut into obama's advantage. in an address, romney promised to work with both parties to address immigration and help small business owners. >> over 2 million more hispanics are living in poverty today than the day president obama took office. >> he made money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to china. >> in ohio today, president obama talked trade and his administration's filing of a new complaint accusing china of illegally subsidizing its auto parts industry and undercutting products made in the u.s. >>> in san francisco tonight, a vigil is under way at hastings law school for chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya who was killed there last week. in the meantime, the violence continues. nbc bay area danielle lee shows us fragile u.s. relationships are becoming further strained. >> reporter: chanting protestors left little room to stand in lebanon. they were listening to the leader call for more demonstration. the u.s. embassy began burning secret documents as a precaution. in pakistan, police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to reach the u.s.
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
trailing president obama by 12 points in pennsylvania, by 9 in florida, trailing by 10 in ohio. fighting the perception by some voters he's out of touch. >> i've been across this country, my heartaches for the people i've seen. >> in his new ad romney looks at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. my policies will make things better for them. >> barack obama was in ohio, too, talking less about his record and more about romney. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. >> the auto bailout helps the president here. ohio unemployment is 7.2%, better than most states. >> i need to you register to vote. i need you to start voting. six days from now on october 2nd. >> early voting, they started last friday in south dakota. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> still ahead at 6:00, a guy couple is filing a lawsuit over their engagement photo. we'll tell you why. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center with hazy outside but you know, not too hot. you look toward tomorro
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
presidential campaign trail today. the morning after the democratic convention, president obama literally hit the ground running in portsmouth, new hampshire saying we're better off than we were. meanwhile mitt romney's campaign has already released 15 ads in 18 key states on the issue of job creation. >> real incomes, real wages are also not rising, this is a tough time for the middle class in america. there's almost nothing the president's done in the last 3 1/2, four years that gives people confidence that he knows what he's doing. >> and by the way, if the republicans are serious about being concerned about joblessness, we could create is 450,000 jobs right now if they would pass the jobs bill i sent to them a year ago. >>> it is now crunch time for both candidates and really the voters as well. the election two months from now, so who has the upper hand. larry, both the conventions are over now as they always say, in politics business an sports, momentum is everything. who has the momentum? is. >> i think for the moment, you got to give the democrats a nod. probably for three important r
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
support of president obama. as mr. clinton's speech ended, president obama appeared on stage in what planners say was an unplanned appearance. the two presidents embraced as the convention center erupted in applause. his popularity is high, and tonight he used that popularity to over and over go after republicans, before making a strong plea to re-elect obama. >> if you want a place where the american dream is really alive and well again, and where the united states maintains its leadership as a force for peace and justice and prosperity in this highly competitive world. you have to vote for barack obama. >> president clinton was not the only star on stage, california attorney general and rising star harris addressed the delegates, taking direct aim at mitt romney. >> mitt romney subscribes to the cynical logic that says that the american dream belongs to some of us, not all of us. >> now tomorrow it will be president obama's decision to accept the nomination. his speech has been moved inside because of concerns over the weather. >>> and it has been almost six months six morgan hill
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
bracing for bill. democrats still buzzing after michelle obama's soaring speech. now getting set for tonight's pitch from former president bill clinton. we're live with all the latest. >>> a live look at the traffic heading into san francisco from the bay bridge toll plaza. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. we begin with new details that we are learning this morning on the shooting of a chp officer critically injured after a traffic stop tuesday. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in martinez where a news conference is scheduled to start any minute now. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. we're xping to hear from the spokesperson from the contra costa county sheriff's department any minute. they're leading up the investigation into the shooting of chp officer here as well. meanwhile, chp officer kenyon marc youngstrom still hospitalized at this hour. i'm told still on life support at a hospital in walnut creek. getting a huge show of support, though
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT
glimpse of mr. romney's motorcade and show him their support. and several obama supporters came from other cities on peninsula to show their support for the president. they say the economy is a key issue for them and they believe their candidate can make improvements. >> he have a track record of success both in terms of business and in terms of governance in non-profit organizations like olympics and governor of massachusetts. >> his policies helped to stabilize the economy which for my business is incredibly important. for all business owners, a stable economy is the single most important thing that we rely on. >> that was jean elle reporting. he is now en route to hillsboro. that's a private -- that's a look-down at the mansion he's staying at. the strawberry hills estate. it's the site of a private fund-raiser. around $50,000 a head. among the guests, expected to attend, hp executive meg. once again he's en route to this estate in hillsboro. we'll follow his visit throughout this hour and throughout this evening. meanwhile romney's wife ann romney was on a separate plane today an
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Aug 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, presidential hopeful mitt romney toured the devastation. president obama will visit monday on the eve of his party's national convention. though the focus of both trips is far from political. >> we're not talking politics. it's not the right time to do that. we're solely focused on recovery efforts. >> reporter: and there are early signs that recovery is on the way. >> it'll be back to normal. it may take a week or two, but it is what it is. it's new orleans. >> reporter: though the task here is big and will be anything but easy. now, the curfew's been lifted here and businesses are reopening as power is restored. the focus now clearly on what it's going to take to recover. live in new orleans, i'm jay gray, nbc bay area news. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. a major cooldown today. temperatures dropping 10 to 15 degrees. let's get a look. 60 in san mateo. we're going to talk about these up and down temperatures that will eventually clear some of these travel delays with our fog. right now the worst delays at san francisco with three hours. >> thank you, jeff.
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Sep 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
tax and will support obama. he is supported below income, nontax-paying seniors, many vote republican, as well. the claim that 47% of the americans don't pay federal taxes is true. although they are not all low income. some of higher income but still did not pay federal income taxes. >>> and after a tour, the space shuttle endeavour making its trip home. before arriving at l.a.x., the shuttle flew over several landmarks, there it is, flying over the golden gate bridge, and the hollywood sign, as well. it will remain there until october 12th, until it gives a two-day journey through the streets until it gets to the science center. they built an entirely new space wing where the shuttle will be displayed vertically, as if it were ready to launch. >>> and finally, i had the opportunity to interview heather petri during the car show today. she was wearing, check it out. all four of her olympic medals, one in water polo, one of a few to win in four different olympic games. she has one silver, two bronzes, now a gold medal to her name. she is also featured with representing them
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Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama will address the u.n. tomorrow. he's expected to talk to the giants about the recent attacks that took the life of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. the president expected to deliver a new warning to iran to suspend its suspected nuclear program. >>> a breast cancer breakthrough. see what researchers discover that could lead to a revolutionary treatment. >>> dozens of cadets join san jose police. but the department says it's not nearly enough. find out how many officers it needs. >>> and colin powell honors a san francisco boy. we'll tell you about the long fight this boy has endured in his short life. >>> good evening. i'm jeff raineri. a lot of sunshine on this monday. 80s in the east bay. tonight, temperatures dropping quickly. we'll let you know when 90s make a comeback. >>> three hayward police officers on administrative leave after they shot and killed a man this morning. it happened around 1:00 this morning. they caught up with a suspect about two blocks away and pulled him over. when the officers tried to talk to the driver, he attempted to run them over wi
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the fail mary from local amateur referees to sports fans and even president obama. we'll have reaction to last night's controversial call by the replacement referees. >>> and peanut butter recall involving trader joes expands. other brands now involved. >>> and surprise, below the surface, the historical find here in the bay area. >>> a red hot silicon valley electric car maker is running a little low on juice tonight. shares of tesla motors falling by 10% after the bay area said it's maker fewer than they initially planned. less revenue prompting investors to sell. >>> and how about this? top executives from google are taking shots at apple. former ceo eric schmitt says apple should've kept google maps instead of replacing it with a home built version for their new phone. the switch happened on apple's latest software update and many iphone users say the new map system isn't as accurate as google maps. schmidt said apple would have to approve google maps for the updated system before the app becomes available on the iphone 5. he says that isn't expected to happen any time soo
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president obama's recent bay area visit. >> san francisco's ethics commission is wraupg its work on the case of suspended chair ross mirkarimi before heading it and handing it over to the board of supervisors. commissioners pored over the written sum riff its misconduct hearings. the documents will go to the board of supervisors who will then have 30 days to hold hearings on whether mirkarimi should be reinstated. the commission recently ruled mirkarimi conducted misconduct when he grabbed his wife's arm back in december. mirkarimi wants the board to delate hearing until after the november election to avoid any political pressure. >> what we've seen evidence of is the kind of tactics and pressure lobbying the supervisors to make a decision to not reinstate me. >> now the ethics commission has yet to decide whether to grant that delay. five supervisors though are facing re-election in november. >>> lunchons, internet at home and membership fees, what do these things have in common? well, you're paying for them, for elected officials. it's all for the brecht oravetz santa clara valley wat
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
after receiving the bodies of the four americans killed in that attack, president obama sent a signal to the world. >> those who attack our people will find no escape from justice. >> because of security concerns over anti-american violence a state department has ordered that all family members and non-essential u.s. government personnel from posts in sudan and tunisia leave. a travel warning has been issued to american citizens in those two countries. >> thank you very much, kimberly. >>> the taliban says the anti-muslim film is part of the reason for the attack on the camp in southern afghanistan on friday in which two u.s. marines were killed if group has claimed responsibility for that assault. the british royal prince harry who is based there for four months on his second tour of duty was about a mile away when that attack happened. >>> a san jose neighborhood is struggling to cope with the aftermath of a deadly accident. an 8-year-old boy was killed last night when he rode his bike out of a driveway and into the path of an oncoming truck. today friends, neighbors bs and e
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Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
advantage. >> you guys sound like you are fired up already. >> reporter: president obama is trying to capitalize on the video campaigning in milwaukee. >> i don't see a lot of victims here today. i see hard-working wisconsinenites. >> many republicans believe romney needs to sharpen his tone. >> i want to see fire in the belly. >> reporter: democrats are trying to fire up their base, targeting romney on his tax plan. >> the bigger issue isn't that he isn't being straight about his own taxes. the bigger issue is he isn't being straight about what he will do everyone else's taxes. >> reporter: with 25 states allowing early voting, saturday night at a black caucus dinner, michelle obama called the right to vote the nation's most important civil rights issue. >> this is the sit in of our day, sitting in the phone bank, calling everyone you know, calling your friend and neighbors and the nephew you haven't seen in a while. >> that was peter alexander reporting. in our fact or fiction segment, we look at a claim and ad by president obama about abortion. the ad claims that mitt romney and pa
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and the chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> how are you doing? >> god bless you, sir. >> thanks. >> reporter: bumps in the road also describe what's the romney campaign has been unable to avoid if recent weeks, costly distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the  message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget -- nothing! except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture of dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners, even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> and coming up next at 11:00, friends and family c
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Aug 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
eastwood is still all the buz tonight. president obama's team was quick to respond to eastwood's unique performance at last night's republican convention. here is the photo that was tweeted out after eastwood's meandering speech. the caption? this seat's saen. the he actor was supposed to talk for five minutes and he went a bit rogue and spoke 12 minutes. the speech sent the twitter verse reeling, and there's now a twitter account called invisible obama. >>> it's as if the star aligned. a blue moon is lighting up the sky the same day that neil armstrong was laid to rest. the last blue moon was in 2010, the next won won't happen until 2015. armstrong, as you well know, was the first man to walk on the moon. his family made a simple request last week, the next time you see the moon smiling down at you, think of him and give him a wink. >> and we are looking at that beautiful moon tonight. we have the holiday forecast. >> we have fog and drizzle right now on the radar, we are finding most of it in the north bay and back into the east bay, current temperatures are cold for this time
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly distractions, and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: when vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction but we're not there yet. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the first day of the trial of pope benedict's former butler has come to a close. th
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Sep 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
swing states. president obama is visiting iowa, ohio and colorado ahead of tuesday's democratic national convention. mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are in ohio and florida riding a small bump in the polls from the gop convention that ended earlier this week. >> 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or under employed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that is 0-23 million you say it is time to get a new coach. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody actually ever bothered to tell you what they were. we have more good jobs to create. we have more home-grown energy to create. >> the polls show the candidates neck and neck at this point. democratic convention delegates are arriving in charlotte including some from the bay area. many of them leaving the debay area for charlotte this weekend for their party's national convention. nbc bay area kimberly tere is live in san jose where she caught up with a candidate thrilled to be heading to the dnc. >> he's very excited. as delegates are heading to the east coast th
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
or hurt president obama? >> how voters feel about the economy is likely to decide this presidency. and this jobs report is one of the last indicators ahead of the election two months away. >> reporter: these are the workers both presidential candidates are trying to reach. people like dominic who just got hired at new restaurant. >> i happened to be lucky. there are a lot of people struggling. >> those unemployed and disappointed by the lack of jobs created in august. 96,000 down from 140,000 in july. >> i'm trying to remain optimistic. >> reporter: one day after accepting the party's nomination, president obama is campaigning in new hampshire. he acknowledged room for improvement while putting a positive spin on the economy. >> businesses added jobs for the 30th month in a row. we need to create more jobs fast. >> reporter: the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 43 concern months. many people stopped looking for work last month. in iowa republican presidential candidate mitt romney used the numbers to attack the president's jobs record. >> the president said we would be at 5
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, president obama took on the world stage today, stepping before the united nations general assembly. in the wake of the anti-american protests in the middle east, the president encouraged the assembly to stand fast against violence and extremism. he argued protecting religious rights and free speech must be a universal responsibility. not just an american obligation. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless on tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> mitt romney has tried to cast president obama as a weak leader in terms of the global situation. too quick to apologize for american values. >>> what crews uncovered under san francisco's city hall after the '06 earthquake. and what they'll do next. >>> a bay area doctor is sounding the alarm on what she calls a concussion crisis for young athletes. >>> cars without drivers? a google idea gets the green light on california highways. >>> plus, the added features some are speculating on.
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> september 11th also a part of decision 2012. both president obama and mitt romney will suspend their campaigns tomorrow in honor of the 9/11 anniversary. tomorrow also marks eight weeks before election day, and the president now holds a five-point lead over governor romney in the latest gallup poll, a poll which some romney advisers are trying to downplay. nbc bay area's steve handelsman joins us from washington tonight. the race for the white house is contributing even more so in terms of gridlock in congress, correct? >> reporter: they've got their eye on election day, raj, and that's causing more gridlock here, you are correct. whether they're right or wrong, whether it's good for the country or not, politicians in both parties up here believe if it looks like they're compromising on the big issues facing congress now, it could cost their party a win on november 6th. lawmakers in the house and the senate are back after a month-long break with a pile of urgent business. but they're focused first on the elections. >> both parties are looking at public opinion polls, looking at
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that president obama will be returning to town for another big money event on october 8th. tomorrow mitt romney will be here. romney will be in hillsborough for a private fund-raiser at the strawberry hill estate. tickets as high as $50,000 per person. the guest list includes hp ceo megawhitman, peter mcgowan, scott mcneeley and form he secretary of state george schultz. the event is closed to the media. >>> a new poll shows the governor is losing ground as he works to shore up proposition 30, the tax initiative he calls violent. a uc berkeley field poll finds that with fewer than seven weeks until election day, prop 30 can barely claim support with 51% in favor. 36% say they'll vote against it and 13% are still unded. prop 30 would raise billions of dollars for public education by temporarily raising the sales tax and hiking the state income tax for those earning more than $250,000 a year. >> still ahead, a taste of success. the bay area company whose ipo is fueling new opt mix. also -- >> reporter: bay area apple stores prepare to sell the iphone 5, we found the guy who will get t
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
romney. after he took hits through accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the riots. the president, a foreign crisis close to election day, is a chance to show off leadership and a chance for a high profile stumble, campaigning in colorado, he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there is the bloody rebellion in syria and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies that we stand with them unequivocally -- unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, washington. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the other americans killed in yesterday's attack in libya. two of the men were former u.s. navy seals
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
four years ago. however, according to the poll, voters still think president obama is better prepared for the country for next four years. 47% compared to 36% for mitt romney. we want to know what you think. is the country on the right track? call or text your answer to 408-300-9222. press 1 for yes, 2 for no. get the results tonight at 6:00. and just ahead here, the nbc news political team will have complete coverage and analysis on "nightly news" with brian williams in about 25 minutes. >>> san jose's top cop son his way out. and tonight the mayor is going on record about what he thinks about chief chris moore's decision, and its possible impact on the city. nbc bay area's kris sanchez is live at the san jose city hall with more on this. chris? >> reporter: well, janelle, chief chris moore acknowledges there has been a 25% increase in violence and property crimes over last year, and that response times are up. now he at a public safety meeting here tonight at san jose city public hall will say the problem is resources. however, the union and several councilmembers say the problem is
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Sep 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
celebrating our country's spirit. [ bell tolls ] >> in washington, president obama and the first lady observed a moment of silence at 5:46 a.m., the exact minute the first plane crashed into the world trade center back in 2001. at ground zero, victims' names were read by their families as people gathered around the pools where the two towers once stood. this year, compared to previous years, the focus on healing, leading to smaller memorials. nbc's danielle lee joins from us the new world trade center. she has what is making the ceremony different and unique. >> reporter: good afternoon, here. many people have left the national memorial behind me. about 1,000 people attended the ceremony that lasted four hours. it is smaller in comparison than previous years. for those that came, the emotions came back in full force. many tears were shed. this was a somber ceremony as families of those lost read the name of each victim, nearly 3,000, read one by one during the ceremony. many people gather around the reflecting pools where the trade towers once stood. many paying recognition. love
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Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
history. we learned today that president barack obama will be back in the bay area for a dash for cash in early october. and tomorrow mitt romney will return to the bay area for a private fund-raiser. the gop nominee will be in hillsboro at the strawberry hills estates. tickets go for up to $50,000 per person. the guest list includes meg whitman, peter mcgowan, scott mcneely and former secretary of state george shultz. the media will be banned from this event. >>> it's the news the entire department was waiting to hear. a san jose firefighter's heart stopped while battling a fire three weeks ago. is now out of the hospital and will be back on the job shortly. he was released yesterday. the 41-year-old went into cardiac arrest while on scene of a fire at st. patrick's church. this happened last month. his fellow firefighters saved his life. as soon as he was released yesterday. he visited the crew at station one, where he's been working for a decade. since his collapse he's never been alone. ryan plans to return to the department in a few months. >>> like firefighters, sheriff's deputie
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the players and fans, and president obama. it's likely the real refs will get a standing ovation when they return to the field tomorrow night. >> good evening, raj. the nfl referees, as you mentioned, the lockout is officially over, the league and nfl referee's association reached an agreement late tonight and the officials are prepared to return to work immediately. both sides met today and yesterday to negotiate a new contract. those meetings were spurred by a blown call that cost the green bay packers a victory against the seahawks on monday night football. a lockout lasted for nearly four months. san jose mercury news mark birdie has more. >> i would bet there was pressure from nfl sponsors, the people who sponsor those telecasts. that's where they make their money. those sponsors don't like to sponsor a product that people are feeling is not correct. and not right, and is annoying them, frankly. >> hopefully football is back to normal. by the way, coming up in 15 minutes. indepth highlights. plus melky cabrera. back to you. >> it should be noted the nfl office in new york, r
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
obama spent a rare day inside the white house. while his campaign savored gallup poll results, showing him leading mitt romney by 2%. >>> developing news in southern california. 20 people stuck. 300 feet in the air on a ride at knotts berry farm. located near anaheim. live picture from our nbc chopper you. can see riders are stuck. this is the wind seeker ride. they have been stuck for two hours now. and if you look closely in the center, when they sfwlozoom in. there are mechanics on scene, working to get the ride operating. the second malfunction at knott's berry farm in two weeks. this exact same ride broke down september 7th. doesn't look like there are injuries. people are safe. just stuck high up there. 300 feet. of course, we'll be following this. give you information as it becomes available. numbers are hard to swallow. study by uc river side, shows commercial char broilers, ones used at your favorite burger joint, emit twice the amount of pollution as diesel trucks. our sister station in los angeles has more on this. sizzling at 600 degrees. this grill is kicking up more pollu
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> decision 2012. the election linked to the economy. and jobs are a hot topic. president obama will address the nation this evening. and that will be followed by the jobs report which will be released tomorrow. that jobs report gives us an indication how the economy is recovering or declining. nbc bay area's scott budman joins us now with more details. scott. >> reporter: the news today is in many ways a gift to president obama. better even than a bill clinton or michelle obama speech. this group of numbers on the screen is what democratic operatives have been dreaming about for months. a huge stock market rally going into the president's turn to talk tonight. it doesn't have anything to do with politics, really. it's because of increasing hope for a better economy and a red-hot tech sector here in silicon valley leading to the highest nasdaq close since 2000. even better news and at least bigger news expected tomorrow, that's when the august employment report is released. a survey of economists today predicting fairly strong job growth. that optimism is why stocks went up so much t
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
trailing president barack obama, 47% to 46%, where both have been tracking since april. the president is hoping for more from his own convention getting under way in charlotte. that's where we find our steve handelsman, live with the latest. steve? >> hi, jessica. good evening. charlotte north carolina, democratic national convention, and democrats, gather in this big southern city there is a bit of a debate under way. should president obama a, mostly run on his record. or b, mostly promise a better second term. it was clear today his choice is a. he need their votes to win ohio, a key battleground. so president obama reminded auto workers at a toledo rally he bailed out the auto industry. i believeden you. i belt on yt on you. i will make that belt any day of the week. and because of that bet, three years later that bet is paeg yi off for america. >> vice president biden made the same point and more. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >> in charlotte, michelle obama checked out the convention hall where she speaks tomorrow night. outside democrats gathered and de
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
about gun safety. >>> president obama's united nations address began with a tribute to chris stevens. mr. obama called on the world leaders to join him in condemning the violence that killed stevens and three american staffers in the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president then explained to world leaders why the u.s. cannot ban a youtube clip blamed for much of the violence in the middle east. the clip insults t s ths the pr muhammad. >> as president of our country and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and i will always defend their right to do so. >>. [ applause ] >> president obama said there is no speech that justifies mindless violence and promised stevens' killers will be brought to justice. the president also discussed hope that concerns over iran's nuclear programs can be addressed through diplomacy. >>> from heartache to hope, it's a bittersweet day for a peninsula family whose loss of a child could help save the lives of others. doug and linda studebaker spoke at their home with assemblyman
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